The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Instruction
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"How is that you can walk into a classroom and gain an overall sense of the quality of math instruction taking place there? In Math Sense, Chris Moynihan explores some of the components that comprise the look, sound, and feel of effective teaching and learning. Does the landscape of the classroom feature such items as student work samples, a math literature collection, and a number line? Do the lessons include wait time, checks for understanding, and written feedback? Do you feel a spirit of collaboration, risk taking, and a sense of pride?